Witchcraft and Magic in Medieval Europe

Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

While witchcraft has always been illegal, exactly what constituted magic (as opposed to science or religion or healing) was a grey area through much of the middle ages. This seminar will look at both explicitly magical texts as well as more orthodox texts to delineate some of the categories medieval people used (and debated) when trying to determine what licit practice was.  The seminar will focus on primary source texts read in their historical context.

Seminar led by Ray Clemens, Illinois State University

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